Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Early evening road side sighting east of Lake Wales

While driving home one evening approx. 2100, while passing near Tiger Creek, I witnessed something standing on the side of the road. It was tall approx. 7 to 8 feet, it was standing in front of a road...

April 2014

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible sighitng at dusk by father and daughter riding an ATV near Bartow

May 16, 2013: I live on the border of Highland City and Bartow. Our neighborhood borders a series of orange, grapefruit and tangerine groves that are all adjacent to landfill and mining property. A...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by a bicyclist on the General James A. Van Fleet State Trail

While bicycling on the Van Fleet trail on the North End, I saw 2 "humans" cross the trail about 200 yards ahead of me. They were both dark brown color from head to toe. The 1st was tall and quite big,...

May 2013

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Two deputy sheriffs report hearing possible vocalizations while hog hunting near Poinciana

Well where do I start. Oddly enough, here, at my last resort. Let me please start off with the whole I'm not crazy speech. I live here in Central Florida and work as a Deputy Sheriff for the past 16 y...

April 2013

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Hunter watches creature picking persimmons in the Green Swamp

I went to a hunting spot to see what was happening, just around the time the sun was getting low. I arrived at a spot that i knew had a persimmon tree to see if i could see any deer in the area, about...

November 2008

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Family describes repeated incidents on their property near Lake Wales

I have not had a sighting of him yet but I do have a picture of a foot print and we have heard howls and knocks. I have been hesitant to contact you over the little stuff but tonight took the cake...

December 2006

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Couple describes vocals and a sighting on their fence-line outside Mulberry

It started last year when it was cool enough to sit around a fire. My husband, I and some nieghbors heard a growl or deep groan that we had never heard before coming from the woods behind our proper...

October 2005

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Possible daylight sighting by fisherman near Bartow

I saw something, but I am unsure. it was near the large park in bartow where they play baseball etc. We were on the top of the hill fishing and the others were checking the lines. There was something ...

January 1995

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Hunter has unexplained, late night encounter while in small boat on Saddle Creek

Hello. i was reading the article the lady wrote from Polk County Fla.I was raised in Lakeland and grew up Hunting in the area around the County dump where the lady also lived or lives. I can tell you ...

September 1986

Polk County Florida (Class B) BFRO

Noise, like wood being banged against tree. Tracks found

loud noise, like a large stick being banged against fairly large tree trunk approximately 20 to 30 yards off trail I as on. Tracks found in area several weeks later....

January 1980

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Multiple witness motorist sighting in daylight at the edge of the Alafia River

Just watched a TV show which made reference to the Skunk Ape/Bigfoot of Florida. As I have seen one, I was interested in learning if other sightings had occurred in the same area. While searching for ...

January 1978

Polk County Florida (Class A) BFRO

Twilight sighting on the west side of Lakeland

I just read one of these stories and I wanted to let you know about an incident that happened in the early fall of 1974. I still remember it clearly even though it has been 30 years. It took place on ...

September 1974